Funding boost for Michael Davitt Museum

Friday, 11th January, 2019 12:00pm

Funding boost for Michael Davitt Museum

Michael Davitt Museum (image from museum Facebook page).

A ONCE off funding allocation for the Michael Davitt Museum in Straide will be officially announced this afternoon (Friday, 2 p.m.) when Minister Michael Ring visits the museum.

Soem €40,000 in funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development is being allocated which will support plans to develop the Michael Davitt Museum as a Centre of Excellence and will be used to support the employment of a cultural development officer with expertise in museum management.

Speaking ahead of the announcement, Minister Ring said: “I am delighted that an allocation of €40,000 from my department will support the development of the Michael Davitt Museum as a Centre of Excellence.

The centre reminds us of our past and our culture and these type of initiatives bring immense benefits to the local area from a social inclusion perspective.’’

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